PRICE, Andrew, (1854 - 1909)


“The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen” (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1890, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

PRICE, Andrew, a Representative from Louisiana; born on Chatsworth plantation, near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 2, 1854; attended various private schools; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1875 and from the law department of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1877; was admitted to the bar and practiced in St. Louis until 1880, when he returned to Louisiana and engaged in sugar planting; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father-in-law, Hon. Edward J. Gay; reelected to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from December 2, 1889, to March 3, 1897; died at Acadia plantation, Lafourche Parish, La., on February 5, 1909; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.